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Portable Oxygen Concentrators Are In Demand

According to a recent study conducted by Wintergreen Research, the worldwide market for portable oxygen concentrators is expecting continued growth through 2019. This in part due to the baby-boomer population and the need for homecare oxygen therapy. Plus, the number of manufacturers and model choic...

Powered Exoskeleton Designed to Help Carry Heavy Objects

An ambitious group of high school students are building a powered exoskeleton inspired by the movies  Edge of Tomorrow  and  Elysium . The suit, which utilizes 8 Clippard stainless steel pneumatic cylinders, is designed to aid in the lifting and transport of heavy objects. The te...

The Many Faces of Manufacturing Efficiency

Original Article, NOVEMBER 2013 By ROB SPIEGEL, SENIOR EDITOR The Many Faces of Manufacturing Efficiency North American plants are becoming more efficient. While the term lean manufacturing once had a very specific meaning at plants like Toyota with its quality circles, now the term has come to mean...

Pneumatics in Small Medical Devices

Original Article, January 2011 By Al PRESHER, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Pneumatics in Small Medical Devices     With the design of medical devices moving toward smaller sizes, a hospital-to-home treatment model and reduced power consumption, electro-pneumatic device makers are seizing the opport...

Laboratory Automation for Pesticide Residue Analysis

To help keep consumers safe, laboratories test fruits, vegetables, and other foods for pesticide residues. Cutting edge laboratories are now able to test more of these samples than ever before—with improved precision and greater accuracy—through automation made possible with Clippard min...

All-Stainless Air Cylinders Are Ideal for Washdown Applications

Original Article , January 2015 By Alan Hitchcox Applications in food processing plants can really be tough on machine components—especially air cylinders. That's because government agencies require frequent washdown of equipment that comes in direct or incidental contact with food product...

Case Study: Olfactory Stimulants

CASE STUDY olfactory stimulants According to some researchers, our sense of smell takes a backseat to sight, hearing and taste. However, more advanced studies show that the olfactory system plays an equally important roll in our everyday lives.     ScentAir Corporation, Charlotte, NC, is a...

Pneumatic Solutions for Oxygen Mixing & Blending

The terms mixers, blenders and proportioners are synonymous when it comes to mixing two gases. Mixers are used in many applications across many industries; medical, welding, heat treating and food packaging to name a few. In the medical industry, O2 mixers are use to mix oxygen with other gases, inc...

Pneumatic Solutions for Digital Mass Flow Controls

In the early years of process controls, engineers were forced to rely on flow meter tubes and needle valves to control gas flows. Many applications require critical, precise variations of gas control, prompting an ever-growing need for more accurate and repeatable ways of controlling flow and/or pre...

Case Study: Safe Braking Systems

CASE STUDY safe braking systems A system responsible for applying the brakes in a vehicle being towed must be able to apply the brakes safely and reliably—ideally, exactly as if the vehicle were being driven.     Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio and Isaacs Fluid...

Case Study: Liquid Level Sensing

CASE STUDY liquid level sensing Oil & Water Blend! Separating oil, gas and water from a tank can be a real challenge. This is especially true when all three are in a tank that is continually building internal pressure.       How to control the pressure and allo...

Pneumatic Solutions for Ride Control

Ever experience the bone jarring, teeth rattling pounding from riding in a boat? Pounding so abrupt and hard you just know your lumbar spine was hammered closer to your cervical spine? The times when you felt like you needed to say to your friends you had a great time, but in truth you were glad to ...

Precision Control for MicroBlasting

As micro-abrasive blasting becomes more and more sophisticated, manufacturers are continuing to develop equipment for a wider range of intricate processes used in many industries. Some of those industries include medical, precision machining, aerospace, semiconductor and more.   micro blasting ...

Pneumatic Solutions for Oxygen Concentration

  Normal atmospheric air consists of only 21% pure Oxygen with the balance being Nitrogen and other gases. For medical patients requiring Oxygen therapy, traditional compressed air or liquid air may not always be available or convenient. For those in need of a more portable solut...

Medical Marijuana Packaging

In the medical marijuana industry, the packaging process is critical. Oxygen, light and humidity all work to degrade the quality of cannabis—the more it is exposed, the more the cannabinoids are degraded. A superior packaging system gives manufacturers distinct advantages.   medical marij...

Pneumatic Solutions for Leak Testing

A leak is defined as an unintended passageway that enables fluid to escape plumbing, a component or a system. There are a number of methods used to detect leaks such as pressure decay, mass flow, bubble, sniffing and vacuum.   pressure decay technology Clippard utilizes pressure decay technolog...

Pneumatic Solutions for Pushing Cheese

  solution An Index & Fill machine utilizing several Clippard products, including: • UDR-32 Stainless Steel Cylinders • RPS-S3 Magnetic Reed Switch • JFC Flow Control Valve Filling cheese trays, weighing up to 100 pounds, and moving them along the conveyor line was the challe...

Components Automate Manual Fill Operation

Original Article , February 2014 By Michael Jermann Charter Engineering Group was contracted by a Northwest US-based food manufacturer to design and fabricate a machine to automate a manual fill operation. The fill material is a heated, viscous cheese product that is poured into fiberglass trays and...

Pneumatic Security

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. has integrated the Proxy III security system with a pneumatic operating system that is easy to install, maintain and is a cost effective operation. The Proxy III system utilizes a proximity card keyfob for access to the building and it is small enough for a keych...

Clippard Cylinders Help Safely Dispense Traffic Cones

  Automated Traffic Cone Dispensing Machine Automated traffic cone dispensers allow cones to be safely set up and collected in the middle of the highway. This machine uses Clippard cylinders for speedy deployment of the traffic cones.        

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